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Tobacco cancer risks being ignored by students

Tobacco cancer risks being ignored by students

Story by Samantha Leigon, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

  Chewing tobacco; a habit more prevalent among high school students than some may assume. Chew, dip, snuff, lipper, or chaw, no matter what you call it, it still has the power to cause cancer and gum disease. Nicotine addiction is an ever increasing problem on this campus, whether we wan...

Placer students share their specific college dreams

Placer students share their specific college dreams

Story by Alexandra Garner, Messenger Staff Writer

October 26, 2012

College is right around the corner for the seniors at Placer. While it may be frightful, many are excited to move forward and continue on the path to fulfilling their dreams. There are multiple roads students can take to accomplish their goals. Placer High senior Nicholas Reed applied to California...

Takin’ care of business

Takin’ care of business

Story by Elaina Lewis, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

It is an undeniable fact that every human will need to use the bathroom at some point in the day. For students who spend around seven hours of their day at school, their need to use the facilities will usually end up with them in a school rest room. For a student at Placer High school, that trip to...

Everyone has their own unique style on the Hill

Story by Dezi Chavoya, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

Many students on campus make their own trends and express their individual styles everyday. Whether it is make up, hair, piercing, or even tattoos, people are unique in their own way. To some, being different is a way to be free and unique. “I think my style is unique because I shop at Goodwill...

Preparing for rallies proves to be an intensive process

Story by Payton Ambrosia, Messenger Staff Writer

October 15, 2012

A lot of planning takes place to put on a rally than one may think. It begins with the leadership class planning what activities will be used and played during the events. Leadership students plan the rallies days in advance to have more time and preparations. “We usually start preparing about a...

Placer students help coach the Junior Hillmen

Story by Jeff Branson, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

Placer Junior Hillmen, a volunteer organization, is an opportunity for Placer students to coach younger children in football and cheer. These children, aged 7-14, are most like likely going to be Placer students when they reach high school age. The coaches are a mixture of players’ parents and student...

How to make homecoming the best week on the Hill

How to make homecoming the best week on the Hill

Story by Samantha Leigon, Editor-in-chief

September 28, 2012

It’s closing in on us, creating excitement among the school, and it’s about to take over an entire week of school; it’s Homecoming week! Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your class unify and win the spirit jug this year? Maybe Homecoming isn’t your thing though, or you have no idea how to make...

Foreign exchange students share experiences and impressions

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Story by Alexandra Garner, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

Several people from around the globe are attending Placer High School for the 2012-2013 school year. All coming from different places, and having diverse backgrounds, each person takes on this new adventure with an uplifting spirit. One of the students, Latifa Lestari is a senior from Indonesia. She...

Attention Seniors: Time to start filling out those college applications!

Attention Seniors: Time to start filling out those college applications!

Story by Kailee Warren, Messenger Staff Writer

September 28, 2012

It’s that time of year for seniors, college applications! Many 12th graders are not aware of how critical the fall season is for their future. Whether information about applications is not available or students don’t know where to begin, here are some helpful tips to get started. The first step...

The Trail From A Boy Scout To An Eagle Scout And The Effect On The Community

Story by Cameron Ederer, Messenger Staff Writer

March 12, 2012

Being a Boy Scout and becoming an Eagle Scout is something that many people do not appreciate. Becoming an Eagle Scout is a long process that requires years of dedication.   To become an Eagle Scout you must rise through the ranks; Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life must...

Placer Bids Farewell to Senior Projects

Story by Kellyn McDonald, Sports Editor

February 28, 2012

Placer High School will cancel senior projects altogether for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. The decision to cancel the project as a graduation requirement was made near the end of the summer of 2011, much to the Placer teacher’s dismay, although they were able to hold on for one more year. “It’s...

Kendall Odom gets involved around campus

Story by Leah Schultz, Staff Writer

February 28, 2012

There seems to be a growing trend of “getting involved” in high school, and a shining example is Placer High senior Kendall Odom. Some students are involved in a club or a sport, but Odom is involved in many. “I’m ridiculously organized,” stated Odom. “I love what I do, so it’s worth...

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